The Case For New Years Resolutions in December
New Year's resolutions in December - I’ve had this crazy idea.
As far as I can tell, New Year's resolutions have about a 1% success rate, as a rule. So the question is, why not do them now when we're crawling to the end of the year, rather than when we're - for lack of a better expression - fat and happy in January?
So you come up to January 1. All these are things you are GOING to do this year. I want to get fit. I want to start a business. I want to do this, or that, have a new relationship, whatever. You plan to start working toward the aim, but all too often it just sits on the shelf, you don't do anything with it, and by February it's gone.
So what if NOW in December, when we're cooked after all the battles have been fought and won and lost you think - where would I want to be at this EXACT time next year, and what three or four or five things do I not want to be part of my life 12 months from now? This time next year, crawling to Christmas again, these things are going to be conquered.
Aside from this, maybe pick one or two things to aim at that are genuinely, life alteringly positive. Things that if you could manage them by this time next year, that these couple of things would make you legitimately proud the achievement.
Anyway, I'm going to set some New Year's resolutions in December. I'm trying to do it before the New Year starts and then tackle them on January 1.
I've never done this before, just crazy idea. Let's see how we go.